The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 44 66 74
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +8
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 339 229 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.01% 3.48% 3.41%
As % of the Applications category 31.13% 26.08% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 280 190 196
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 £27,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,000 £19,050
10% offered a salary of more than £40,515 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1089 878 974
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.10% 13.34% 13.66%
Number of salaries quoted 917 745 858
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,200 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +28 200 £30,000 +9.09% 37
Cheshire +18 98 £26,000 - 21
Merseyside +2 23 £22,500 +2.27% 7
Lancashire -3 14 £50,000 +108.33% 5
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 519 (74.89%) Microsoft
2 407 (58.73%) MS Excel
3 323 (46.61%) Windows
4 180 (25.97%) Active Directory
5 153 (22.08%) ITIL
6 142 (20.49%) Finance
7 120 (17.32%) Windows 7
8 113 (16.31%) SQL
9 102 (14.72%) Degree
10 95 (13.71%) Project Management
11 94 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 93 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
13 88 (12.70%) MS Exchange
14 87 (12.55%) Windows XP
15 86 (12.41%) TCP/IP
15 86 (12.41%) SLA
16 80 (11.54%) Citrix
16 80 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
17 79 (11.40%) SQL Server
18 74 (10.68%) VMware
19 67 (9.67%) DNS
20 65 (9.38%) MCP
21 62 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
22 61 (8.80%) Change Management
23 59 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
24 56 (8.08%) DHCP
25 55 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
26 50 (7.22%) VPN
26 50 (7.22%) MCSE
26 50 (7.22%) Oracle

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 88 (12.70%) MS Exchange
2 39 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 30 (4.33%) IBM Notes
4 25 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (2.89%) IIS
6 11 (1.59%) Lync
7 9 (1.30%) CMS
8 7 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.87%) Joomla!
9 6 (0.87%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (0.58%) OpenEdge
10 4 (0.58%) Apache
10 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.43%) SAS
11 3 (0.43%) WorkSite
12 2 (0.29%) WordPress
13 1 (0.14%) WinCC
Applications
1 407 (58.73%) MS Excel
2 59 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 41 (5.92%) MS Visio
4 29 (4.18%) MS Project
5 8 (1.15%) AutoCAD
6 7 (1.01%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.87%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.43%) Windchill
9 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.29%) Revit
9 2 (0.29%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.14%) FastStats
10 1 (0.14%) SPSS
10 1 (0.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 10 (1.44%) Google Analytics
2 8 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.87%) Oracle CRM
4 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.58%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.43%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.43%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.29%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.29%) Tridion
6 2 (0.29%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.76%) Office 365
2 6 (0.87%) SaaS
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.14%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 86 (12.41%) TCP/IP
2 67 (9.67%) DNS
3 56 (8.08%) DHCP
4 50 (7.22%) VPN
5 34 (4.91%) Internet
5 34 (4.91%) WAN
6 33 (4.76%) Firewall
7 31 (4.47%) VoIP
8 29 (4.18%) LAN
9 25 (3.61%) iSCSI
10 21 (3.03%) Ethernet
11 19 (2.74%) Wireless
12 16 (2.31%) Network Security
13 15 (2.16%) SAN
13 15 (2.16%) DECT
14 14 (2.02%) NAS
15 12 (1.73%) VLAN
16 9 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (1.15%) Wireshark
17 8 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (3.32%) Crystal Reports
4 21 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.73%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.72%) Ingres
10 5 (0.72%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.58%) MySQL
11 4 (0.58%) MS Access
11 4 (0.58%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.43%) SAP BW
13 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 9 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (1.30%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (0.43%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.43%) JMeter
2 3 (0.43%) JUnit
3 2 (0.29%) JIRA
3 2 (0.29%) UltraEdit
4 1 (0.14%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 142 (20.49%) Finance
2 50 (7.22%) Law
3 45 (6.49%) Legal
4 38 (5.48%) Manufacturing
5 35 (5.05%) Marketing
6 33 (4.76%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.89%) Retail
8 16 (2.31%) Back Office
9 9 (1.30%) Local Government
10 8 (1.15%) Multimedia
11 7 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.87%) Advertising
13 5 (0.72%) Billing
14 4 (0.58%) German Language
15 3 (0.43%) Automotive
16 2 (0.29%) Banking
16 2 (0.29%) Front Office
17 1 (0.14%) Electronics
17 1 (0.14%) French Language
17 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 231 (33.33%) Analyst
2 83 (11.98%) Service Analyst
3 75 (10.82%) Service Desk Analyst
4 71 (10.25%) Support Analyst
5 49 (7.07%) Support Engineer
6 48 (6.93%) IT Support
7 39 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 36 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
9 34 (4.91%) Developer
9 34 (4.91%) Project Manager
10 32 (4.62%) Business Analyst
11 29 (4.18%) Team Leader
12 26 (3.75%) Support Technician
13 22 (3.17%) Technical Support
14 20 (2.89%) Help Desk Support
14 20 (2.89%) Technical Team Leader
14 20 (2.89%) Administrator
14 20 (2.89%) Desktop Support
15 19 (2.74%) Junior
15 19 (2.74%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.33%) .NET
2 21 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 19 (2.74%) XML
4 14 (2.02%) HTML
5 12 (1.73%) .NET Framework
5 12 (1.73%) CSS
6 10 (1.44%) jQuery
7 8 (1.15%) Flash
8 7 (1.01%) HTML5
9 6 (0.87%) WinForms
9 6 (0.87%) CSS3
10 5 (0.72%) COM
10 5 (0.72%) EDI
11 4 (0.58%) XSL
11 4 (0.58%) XSLT
11 4 (0.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (0.43%) EDIFACT
12 3 (0.43%) Ajax
13 2 (0.29%) LINQ
13 2 (0.29%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 93 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.18%) Blackberry
3 27 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.03%) Life Science
6 10 (1.44%) NHS
6 10 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.87%) Mathematics
7 6 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 6 (0.87%) GIS
7 6 (0.87%) iPad
8 5 (0.72%) iPhone
8 5 (0.72%) Tandem
9 4 (0.58%) E-Learning
9 4 (0.58%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.58%) Robotics
9 4 (0.58%) EPoS
9 4 (0.58%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.58%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.58%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 323 (46.61%) Windows
2 120 (17.32%) Windows 7
3 94 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 87 (12.55%) Windows XP
5 62 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (6.64%) Linux
7 41 (5.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (5.48%) UNIX
9 34 (4.91%) Windows Vista
10 23 (3.32%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.16%) Android
12 14 (2.02%) Solaris
13 13 (1.88%) Apple iOS
13 13 (1.88%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.43%) NetWare
15 2 (0.29%) Debian
15 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (22.08%) ITIL
2 95 (13.71%) Project Management
3 61 (8.80%) Change Management
4 49 (7.07%) Incident Management
4 49 (7.07%) Time Management
5 47 (6.78%) Service Management
6 44 (6.35%) Problem Management
7 43 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (5.92%) Service Delivery
9 33 (4.76%) Document Management
10 32 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 30 (4.33%) CRM
12 29 (4.18%) Line Management
13 27 (3.90%) Business Analysis
13 27 (3.90%) ERP
14 24 (3.46%) Data Analysis
14 24 (3.46%) ITIL V3
15 23 (3.32%) PRINCE2
15 23 (3.32%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (16.31%) SQL
2 27 (3.90%) C#
3 23 (3.32%) T-SQL
4 21 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 18 (2.60%) VB
5 18 (2.60%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.73%) C
7 11 (1.59%) VBScript
8 10 (1.44%) Python
8 10 (1.44%) Java
8 10 (1.44%) PHP
8 10 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.15%) VBA
10 7 (1.01%) Perl
11 4 (0.58%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.43%) Groovy
12 3 (0.43%) Ruby
13 2 (0.29%) C++
14 1 (0.14%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 102 (14.72%) Degree
2 80 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 65 (9.38%) MCP
4 50 (7.22%) MCSE
5 43 (6.20%) Security Cleared
6 39 (5.63%) MCITP
7 34 (4.91%) MCSA
8 27 (3.90%) CCNA
8 27 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (3.75%) A+ Certification
9 26 (3.75%) SC Cleared
10 24 (3.46%) ISEB
11 19 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (2.74%) MCTS
12 15 (2.16%) VCP4
13 14 (2.02%) MCDST
14 13 (1.88%) ISTQB
14 13 (1.88%) MOS
15 11 (1.59%) CCNP
15 11 (1.59%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (12.41%) SLA
2 24 (3.46%) QA
3 7 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.01%) ISO 9000
4 4 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 180 (25.97%) Active Directory
2 55 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.18%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.45%) XenApp
5 11 (1.59%) MetaFrame
6 10 (1.44%) vSphere
7 7 (1.01%) NFS
7 7 (1.01%) Xen
8 5 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.58%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.58%) XenServer
9 4 (0.58%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.43%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 32 (4.62%) SCCM
2 31 (4.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 21 (3.03%) OpenView
4 8 (1.15%) MOM
5 6 (0.87%) Backup Exec
5 6 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.29%) WSUS
6 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.29%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 519 (74.89%) Microsoft
2 80 (11.54%) Citrix
3 74 (10.68%) VMware
4 50 (7.22%) Oracle
5 48 (6.93%) Cisco
6 36 (5.19%) HP
7 30 (4.33%) Lotus
8 26 (3.75%) NetApp
9 22 (3.17%) CA
10 19 (2.74%) Adobe
11 15 (2.16%) Juniper
11 15 (2.16%) EMC
12 14 (2.02%) Avaya
13 12 (1.73%) Dell
13 12 (1.73%) McAfee
14 11 (1.59%) Google
15 9 (1.30%) Apple
15 9 (1.30%) Symantec
15 9 (1.30%) SAP
16 8 (1.15%) Sun
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